Album Review

Kennedy, John F. – “Presidential Years 1960-1963, The” – [20th Century Fox]

humana   2/15/2016   12-inch, A Library


It seems fitting that I’d spend President’s Day listening to this documentary album of speeches made by John F. Kennedy during his presidency. Of course any listening to this man is shadowed by the knowledge that he was assassinated, but this sampling of his speeches is quite informative. As someone born the year he died, and who grew up on Cape Cod in a Kennedy-loving family, I found his words almost innocent, although I really still can’t believe how offensive it is to hear him say “Negroes” repeatedly in the Birmingham speech. Maybe it’s just a sign of the times, but what a rude awakening to realize that even though the times are a-changing, they are doing so at a rate that is much too slow.

you heard it 27 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 989 days ago, Dusty Rhodes played American Labor Movement May 1963
  • 989 days ago, Milo Minderbender played American Labor Movement May 1963
  • 1288 days ago, Cynthia Lombard played Election Night November 1960
  • 2004 days ago, Pax Humana played Inaugural Address January 1961
  • 2080 days ago, mouthbreather played American Labor Movement May 1963
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